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Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Derwent Inktense Pencils, Sweetbriar Rose | 0 comments

Sweetbrier Rose, Negative Painting, and Never Giving Up!

Recently I  took a watercolor class by Online Card Classes.  This class was chopped full of wonderful information!  I thoroughly enjoyed the class.  One of the class sessions was about Negative Painting.  The idea is to paint around the image to give definition and making the image stand out!  So, I have been practicing.  And anyone who fallows my Instagram knows how many times lately I have mentioned Negative Painting.  I just can’t seem to get it right.  I have made some lovely cards from the process.  One of witch was using the Sweetbrier Rose Stamp Set.  I love the large image that fills up a page.  No need for a sentiment.  The single stamp is all that is really necessary to make a beautiful card.  sweetbriar roseI love my Hot Press watercolor paper for stamps.  The smooth texture really makes it easy to stamp a crisp image.  Using the archival Basic Black Ink I stamped this image on to hot press watercolor paper.  Then using Derwent Inktense Pencils  and a aqua painter I started to color the image.  What makes the Inktense Pencils unique is that once the watercolor is dry you can layer more ink on top with out disturbing the under layers.  After coloring the image I allowed it to dry.  Then the fun began….IMAG2902


After the image was completely dry.  I started adding layers of color.  I started with Blue, Red and Yellow in cretin areas.  Then let it dry.  It really did not take long for this to dry and allow me to work on top.  I  just kept adding layers of each color to create purple and green in some areas.  Towards the top of the card it is a bit dark because I kept fiddling with it.  I think this may be one of the hardest parts about this type of painting.  Knowing when to stop!  I tend to fiddle with it to a point that is worse than I began with.

Making this into a card was really easy.  I just cut a mat layer (Watermelon Wonder) and then added it to a card base (Daffodil Delight) using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now, My painting is not really Negative Painting.  But, I do like the fun results that the layers of color gave.  I am still working towards learning how to truly use the technique of Negative Painting.  #practicemakesprogress  This is just part of the Process.  So I will not give up…. One day, one sweet day I will get it down!!!  Then all the work and practicing will be so worth it!!!!

Here is the supply list:

Stampin’ Up!

  • Sweetbrier Rose Stamp Set
  • Archival Basic Black Ink
  • Watermelon Wonder Card Stock
  • Daffodil Delight Card Stock
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Multipurpose Glue
  • Aqua Painter

Non-Stampin’ Up! 

  • Watercolor Paper
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils 



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Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Aqua Painters, Blender Pins, Color Me Irresisitble, Sweetbriar Rose | 10 comments

Sweetbriar Rose for Can You Case It #84

Can You Case It has a great challenge for us all this week. This weeks challenge is a sketch by Elizabeth.  Make sure you hop over to Can You Case It to check out the Cards by the design team.  They are defiantly a talented group.  I am supper excited to be playing along with them today!!  When I started to create the card for the Can You Case It challenge I had all my fall and Holiday Stamps out.  Ready to make something from the new Catalog… Why not right?  So I picked my colors and started working on a wreath.  Along the way thinking about the challenge I decided to change it up a bit and started looking for a different stamp set.  This seems to be my process.  Start with one stamp set end with another.  With about 10 in between!!! Any whoooo, I ran across Sweetbriar Rose and thought it would be perfect.  So, no new Holiday Catalog stamp today 🙁  But, Sweetbriar Rose is a fabulous stamp set that is often over looked in the Annual Catalog. CYCI84-232x300

Is this not a great sketch!!  I love the Simplicity of the sketch.  This sketch is the perfect opportunity to make a clean and simple card!!!

sweetbriar rose

I love the sketched flower.  It is perfect for water coloring or coloring with blender pins!!! And we all know we like to color :>  I know I sure do…Adult coloring book?  No thanks, just give me a fabulous sketched stamp!  (I must admit…I would not mind having a new coloring book!)


Here are the Details:

  • The card base is Pool Party cut to 10 1/2 inches  by 6 1/4 inches.  It is scored at 5 1/4 inches.   the final size should be 6 1/4 inches by 5 1/4 inches.  This is defiantly a odd size card.  You will want to use the envelope punch bard to make a envelope if you are mailing this size.
  • The layers are Mossy Meadow (6 1/8 by 2 5/8)  and the strip paper from Color Me Irresistible Specialty Paper
  • Color the striped paper using a sponge dabber and Calypso Coral ink.  Make sure to use firm even pressure when coloring this paper.  Also, when you are through coloring use a paper towel to wipe off any extra ink
  • Stamp the Sweetbriar Rose stamp on a piece of Shimmery White Paper ( 3 by 41/2) using StazOn Jet Black ink .
  • Using a Aqua Painter paint on Soft Sky ink all over.  Then add streaks of Pool Party around the image.
  • Color the Image using blender pins and Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, and Crumb Cake inks. Use a white gel pin and add highlights to the rose
  • Back the  Rose panel with Calypso Coral (3 1/4 by 4 3/4) and Mossy Meadow (3 3/8 by 4 7/8)


Her is the Supply List

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Make sure you stop by Can You Case It and check out all the wonderful cards made with this sketch!  I promise you will love what you see!!!! And If you do remember to give them a little blog love!!  Happy Wednesday :>  I am getting overly excited about the beginning of Collage Football this Saturday !!!!


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